Shimao, a 4,300-year-old Chinese City Built with Stones

One of the big differences between ancient Chinese cities and buildings and the architecture from most other ancient civilizations is the materials they employed. Chinese mainly used timbers and bricks, which makes the physical footprints of ancient Chinese civilization easier to fate in time comparing to the ones formed with stones. However, a finding in the autumn of 1976 shows […]

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Ancient Chinese Math

The Nine Chapters on the Mathematics Nine Chapters Math is the most important math book in Chinese history prior to the 20th century. Most researchers believe ancient mathematics in China and in the Mediterranean worked independently up to the time when the Nine Chapters Math reached its final form that was around the first century. “The method of chapter 7 […]

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Democracy and Dictatorship

Democracy or Dictatorship? The Corporate United States The essenceĀ  The Corporate United States The form COMMENTS FROM GOOGLE PLUS Jan 18, 2017 Mani Elliott What’s wrong with democracy? All Things Chinese Democracy without centralization, for a group, it could mean inefficiency; for a country, it might lead to anarchy. But this is still not the worst scenario. What’s truly nasty […]

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A Song Dynasty Ashoka Tower

In the year of 1011 during the Northern Song, a brand new 9-storey Buddhist pagoda was complete in Nanjing, in today’s Jiangsu Province. Under the pagoda, there is a basement where this Ashoka Tower along with Shakyamuni Buddha’s bone fragments, a crystal bowl, and a number of priceless Buddhist treasures was stored after a public ceremony hosted by grand Buddhist […]

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Traditional Chinese Bridges

A royal wedding procession passes through an arched bridge in Bianliang, the capital city of the North Song Dynasty in today’s Kaifeng, Henan Province. Arched Bridges A single-arch bridge in an old waterfront neighbourhood in Suzhou, an ancient city near Shanghai. A three-arch bridge in the ancient city Jiaxing in Zhejiang Province. COMMENTS FROM MINDS Eric The Romans used the […]

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Traditional Chinese Swords

Chinese swords of Warring States Era, collection of Shanghai Museum 2,500-Year-Old Sword of Goujian Long before the First Emperor Qin drove his army from the west in Xi’an to reach the east coast area and united China in 221BC, there were two highly developed kingdoms in the seaboard region, one in Shaoxing (near Hangzhou) and another in Suzhou (near Shanghai). […]

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